Thursday, October 22, 2009

Neill Blomkamp

I just saw District 9 and thought it was pretty well done. Mike tossed up a good review of the movie here.

I was interested in other stuff the director has done and came across this link which collects ten of his short works (ads, shorts, etc.). They are worth watching. Except the last one. Skip that.

I knew about the Citroen commercial, Alive with Technology, long before the Transformers movie came out. I still that that one commercial is cooler than the Transformers movies. Check out the link:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Putting Encyclopedia Brown in his place

I used the read these stories as a kid, I remember liking most of them. But even then, I just had the think... "WTF? Who would know that one esoteric bit of trivia." Apparently the author did, and he liked to hold it over me to make me feel dumb.

I found this post that takes apart Encyclopedia Brown and points out 10 ridiculous mysteries he solved. Check it out here.

A few quotes:
And even the few children who can tell the Civil War from the American Revolution certainly don't display an Apu-like knowledge of its major motives, battles, and dates.[...]

Would you really try to challenge a group of isolated strangers who have just proven that they can slaughter and cook a goose, and then lie to innocent children about it? Is that not the worst real-life Deliverance red-flag imaginable?[...]

To solve this one, a child would have to either be a bird-watcher (unlikely) or inclined to wake up before sunrise (impossible).[...]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kanye likes fish sticks...

He is a gay fish.

Oh, Southpark, you make me laugh.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


... if it had been made 7 years ago.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fuck You Nicholas Cage

Seriously, fuck you, Nick Cage...and not just for Ghost Rider.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm going to make this song pertinent to my life.

I listened to this song 56 times yesterday. I have itunes verification. When I frst decided to listen to it again, I had a few reactions:

1) Anger: Why the fuck haven't I listened to this song before now?
2) More Anger: I wish I had been in a relationship in 1995 so I could relate this song to a break-up or some other strong emotional moment.

So, to remedy this I'm going to play this song until something incredible happens.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Speaking of bad movies...

I don't think Tron will be very good.

I know I e-mailed this to you guys but I probably should have just posted it here. The conversation Jay and I had the other day on g-chat:

4:29 PM
Jay: ooooh

the rocketeer?
4:30 PM
me: hmmm i could do that

alright i am just going to look at every movie that came out between 1990 and 1995 with a PG rating, that seems a good starting place for podcast movies
4:31 PM
ghost dad?
4:32 PM
king ralph?

3 Ninjas?!
4:33 PM
Free Willy?

Cool Runnings?

Cop and a Half?

The Flintstones?

Angles in the Outfield?

Blank Check?

Richie Rich?
4:34 PM
The Air Up There?!

Jay: never say free willy

or blank check

me: Free Willy 2?

Jay: both are enticing

me: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?!!

4:35 PM

Operation Dumbo Drop?

My god I think I've found a new hobby, just looking at all these old movies and their box office results will keep me amused for the next five hours
4:36 PM
First Kid?



Jungle 2 Jungle?

Good Burger?!!!
4:37 PM
Spice World?

Duck Tales: The Movie?
4:38 PM
Jay: oh man

spice world

duck tales the move was the shit

at the end when he wished for the genie to be real boy?


me: By the way you might want to keep your gchat open because as soon as you get home i am calling these out all night
4:39 PM
jetsons: the movie?

Homeward Bound?

The Pagemaster?!
4:41 PM
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?

ooohh City Slickers 2 podcast?


4:42 PM

Blue Chips?

To Wong Foo?!
4:43 PM

The Long Kiss Goodnight?

Dangerous Minds?
4:44 PM
4:45 PM
New Jack City?
4:46 PM
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids?

Turner and Hooch?
4:47 PM
The Wizard made $14 million during its theatrical run
4:49 PM
Jay: you've moved away from PG movies

me: indeed i have

long ago
4:50 PM
i cannot be constrained by ignorant censorship

okay, i might be done for now
4:51 PM
but don't worry, there will be more to come

5:50 PM
me: Short Circuit 2

Police Academy

Big Top Pee Wee
5:51 PM
Harry and the Hendersons

Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

Any Ernest Movie
5:52 PM
5:53 PM


The Toy?
5:54 PM
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute?

The Care Bears Movie?

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
5:55 PM
Benji the Hunted?

There are three Care Bears movies! we could do all of them!
5:56 PM
Jay: die.

me: you have no idea how much you mean that

5:57 PM
Weekend at Bernies?

Iron Eagle?
5:58 PM
Big Trouble in Little China made $11 million at the box office, that is a travesty
5:59 PM
Red Dawn?

Johnny Nemonic?

Jay: please stop.
6:01 PM
me: missed that last comment, i think i broke my internet

oh you asked me to stop
6:06 PM
last two: mystery men & like mike

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tron Legacy

I'm actually pretty excited about this. Watch the trailer here:
That's the original trailer, it won't embed... but this mash-up will... (The original trialer is also avaialble at

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Crazy things living in Raleigh Sewers

Too bad they arn't teenage mutant ninja turtles.

It actually reminded me of the pods from Aliens. Maybe facehuggers will burst out of these. One can only hope for something so awesome.

Wired reports what these really are. I prefer to think these are crazy aliens. Or autonomous brains. Like Krang.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Geisha Chainsaw!

I'm not sure that the world needed this, but I'm sure someone feels more complete because this was made.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ice Pirates Still Cool

Wired makes an Ice Pirates reference!
I love their Statgeist section. It's always on point, this one is no exception.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Transformers! Flash drive in disguise!

Uhh... Freaking awesome. It's a USB flash drive built into a Transformer. They should release a whole series of these.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Danger Mouse new album, a blank CD-R

This is either genius, or laziness.

I'd go with genius here.

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous actually made an album, Dark Night of the Soul, and it's good. The entire thing is available streaming from NPR. Or you can get it from any number of torrent sites or music sharing forums. Either way, if you bought the blank CD-R, you paid for the license to the music. You are legally allowed to obtain the music by any means you want.

The Flaming Lips (or at least Wayne Cohen) show up on the album, as well as Frank Black (from the Pixies), Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega and a bunch of others.

And you get a killer booklet (100+ pages) of photos by David Lynch if you buy the CD-R.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Released

Booby Hatch -

Sparks explode when two frustrated workers at the world's biggest erotic toy manufacturer finally meet, solving both of their problems in ways they never anticipated. Cherry (Sharon Joy Miller), a product tester, has a busy sex life but can't find a boyfriend. Elsewhere in the factory, the company's top male tester, Marcello (Rudy Ricci), is having job-threatening performance issues -- but not for long.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Knight Rider, the original

I'm so glad Hulu is showing the original Knight Rider episodes. All of season one is available now. The re-hash of knight rider was crap. I have only seen one episode, but well, it was full of PC stereotypes and bad plot twists.
Quantum Leap is available too!
I'd actually love to see the stats comparing the viewership of the old TV shows to the new ones.

edit: And what is Team Knight Rider anyway?

Friday, March 13, 2009


Transmorphers comes on TV in twenty minutes.


JCVD on twitter

John Claude Van Damme has a twitter page. Has twitter reached near critical mass?
I do like how one of the three accounts he followes is Fake Chuck Norris.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I'm not wearing a tie at all!

Jay: We could have a cock starring contest if that would make you feel better.
Mike: But that wouldn't be weird anymore.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The greatest music video ever? Yes.

Enough with that eurotrash bullshit.

Vikings? Check.
Medieval carnage? Check.
Goblet throwing? Check.
People on thrones laughing? Check.
Synchronized hair whipping? Check.
Ridiculously fucking hard riffs? Check.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Euro Trash

This video is a train wreck. It's so delightfully euro trash.

I can't think of anything more self-indulgently European. Shit, it's not even European, it's a French thing that is "taking over Europe". There is even a news article about this.

I love this shit.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day Break

I'm watching Day Break again. It's an awesome series that was canceled after only one season. It's like a fucked up Groundhog Day. Detective Bret Hopper is reliving the same day over and over again. He wakes up and finds out that he is framed for killing an Assistant District Attorney, Garza, gets to watch his girlfriend die, his sister threatened, is drugged, gets the crap kicked out of him and get to wake up to do it all over again.
What is interesting is that his injuries persist. If he gets kicked in the ribs, the bruise carries over. If he gets shot, the wound stays.
Each day he learns what his actions lead to. He gets a few more clues to solve the puzzle. It's really interesting and quite well done. There are some really great scenes when he finds himself in the same situation over again. He knows exactly how people will act and uses that against them. Sometimes it doesn't work out perfectly, so he tries again the next day until he get's it right. (I'll put this in a way for Mike to understand: It's like playing the same level of a video game over and over.)
I cant embed any clips for some reason, but you can go here for some video:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Somebody Else Post Something... we can get this damned 'Mike Kinda Wants To Kill Retarded People' post off the front page.

It's just a pretty big spoiler for my political campaign...

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Weep, weep as you look upon God's creation.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mike kinda wants to kill retarded people

For any more thoughts on the topic, please call Michael Soucy at 706-394-8904

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Mike just beat me.... like 3 times ina row.... i dont even know. it all comes down ot this.

Scratch that...

4 times in a row...

Mike <3 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

I just beat Mike 3 times in a row in beer pong.


Next marathon...


Think about it.

Friday, January 30, 2009


This is so sweet! I wish it actually worked as a helicopter. Imagine flying a dinosaur around, scaring the shit out of people. Bad Ass.
See more pics at the flickr page. And an interview with the designer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This clip popped up in the "Recommended for You" field of YouTube and it reminded me of how good this episode of MST3K was. It's called Final Sacrifice and I think it's about a Canadian vampire cult...or something close. However, besides MANTIS, I'm throwing a hat in the ring for FInal Sacrifice for the next marathon:

Monday, January 26, 2009


The next marathon?

I'd give more of a commentary but the only knowledge I have of the show is from Andrew and Jay talking about a couple years ago.

Friday, January 23, 2009

One new voicemail message. Check voicemail?

First unheard message:
William, it's your friend Jay Kamath. I'm in LA with Mike Soucy. Remember, we all grew up together. There is this nice lawn here and we're all rolling in it...
Mike wants to put his dick on the lawn. I don't know what that means. But there is this really nice lawn out here. (Pause.) And Mike really wants to put his dick on something...
Anyway there are a lot of lawns. Lots of green spaces. (Pause. Mike says something in the background.) Mike is leaning toward Alistair to put his dick on. That is a direct quote. Now Mike is going to hump a car...
Anways there are lots of nice lawns around. We can all roll around. It's good. Everyone will have a good, great time. So stop being a bitch and come out here. Fuck you!
Recieved 5AM east coast time. To replay this message, Press 1. No more messages.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Joy Division

Only available for the rest of this week. Check out a good documentary of Joy Division. Great band. Great music.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Remember when...

...Jay turned 26 and clocked William in the testicles with a piece of French baguette?